This is going to be another quick post. I was supposed to go see the ortho doctor but thanks to a misplaced disc of x-rays, I am still in a cast through my elbow and typing is a pain (I just started using text dictation, which is a hoot but not helping fully.) This salad is a combination of three things: a need for a giant salad, beautiful produce from the farmers' market, and leftover collards from a cookbook recipe. I really love collards in this context. The lemon juice and warm quinoa helps to soften the collards and pairs well with the lightness of radishes and sunflower seeds.Print
Collard Quinoa Salad
- 7-8 collard leaves, de-stemmed and julienned
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- 2 watermelon radishes, sliced thinly
- 2 carrots, sliced thinly
- 1 cup cooked quinoa, still warm
- ⅓ cup feta
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- In a bowl, combine julienned collards, sunflower seeds, radish slices, carrot slices, and warm quinoa. In a separate bowl, whisk together ingredients for the dressing. Pour over salad and toss until everything is well coated. Let salad sit for 15-20 minutes until collards are a bit more tender.
- Mix in feta and serve.
shanna mallon says
Erin you poor thing! The universe is definitely trying to slow you down lately. Take care of yourself and force yourself to get some rest, okay? (I say force yourself because I think you and I are a lot alike in this arena...)
Beautiful pictures as always -- if you can take them this good when you're injured, you know you're doing something right!
dishing up the dirt says
You will heal up in no time if you continue to cook and eat like this!!! Yum!
Katie @ Whole Nourishment says
What a nice and refreshing mix of ingredients. And I agree with Andrea, recipes like this are often the best medicine. Hoping the cast comes off quickly!
Great looking salad. Love the dressing, I make one similar. It's amazing that you produced this post with your arm in a cast.
I haven't done much with raw collards, but given how much I love kale in salads, I'm thinking they'd be a happy substitute!
Hope you get to that ortho soon!!
Dearna @tohercore says
Oh no! Hope you mend soon! As an aside though, I cant believe you managed to make, photography and type up this post in a cast, thats very impressive 🙂
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Kinda (really) obsessed with collards right now so love this salad as a new way to use them! Hope you are feeling better girl!
What a great salad! I just used what I had on hand, subbed the sunflower seeds with pumpkin and had no radishes or carrots (oops) used cherry tomatoes instead, turned out amazing. Will try the original when I have the ingredients!! Thank you